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#1547 of 1712 Emissions Light wont turn off.......
Sep 06, 2005 (10:49 pm)
I have a 2003 Dodge Durango with 15,000 miles, yes 15,000 miles- we dont drive much in NYC. Well the emissions light went on on the dash and it wont turn off. Have set up an appointment for the dealer but it will not be for a few days. Can anyone let me know what to expect them to say or if they are going to give me some sort of run around? Have no trust in Service Dealers!!!
#1548 of 1712 3rd Row Seat not locking
Sep 07, 2005 (2:38 pm)
Hi, Our 2001 Durango RT has a problem with the 3rd row. When the bottom seat cushion is in place, the seat back flops around loose. Is this normal? There appears to be no locking mechanism to hold the seat back in place. It looks like the bottom cushion is supposed to be locking it in place, but the bar there is a full inch or more short of interlocking with the seat back, and I see no means of adjusting it, or of damage. SO is this a defect, or are all y'alls Durango's like that?
#1549 of 1712 05 Running Strong with 20K Miles
Sep 09, 2005 (11:13 am)
I bought my 05 Limited Hemi in February to escape my Ford Escape (money pit).
To date, I've had no problems with it. I use it often to tow a 3000+ lb 16ft Enclosed trailer, I've taken it on a few looong trips, and haul 4 or more adults in it comfortably fairly often. My overall gas mileage for the last 10000 miles has consistently exceeded 19mpg with 75% highway travel. (I don't beat on it).
It is possibly the tightest engine I've ever had. I change the oil myself every 3 to 4K miles and I've yet to see the oil even a fraction below the full mark on the dipstick when I change the oil.
I am a very satisfied first time new Dodge owner!
#1550 of 1712 A/C problems, 2004 Dodge Durango - answer.
Sep 10, 2005 (5:55 am)
Regarding the 2004 Durango Limited Automatic Temp Control (ATC), here was one version of a fix:
ATC fix was intermittent power connection at the Fuse Block for the "IDC" connection/fuse as installed at the factory. Was take care by the technicion and corrected the situation. Most who experienced this problem could "reset" the ATC by turning off the vehicle and restarting. The problem with most of these irregular quirks is that there are NO fault codes stored and thus the service technicians are unable to "duplicate the problem". I'm still having a problem from time to time with my dash lights not coming on at night - very frustrating. The local Dodge Dealer can't figure that one out. Other than that, I'm very happy with my '04 Limited 4WD with a HEMI.
#1551 of 1712 Rear Bumper insert fading
Sep 10, 2005 (6:00 am)
Anyone had any experience with the Dodge dealership replacing the rear bumber black insert due to serious fading of the color? Ours is almost bleached white and doesn't look very good especially with the Molten Red color combination. Armorall or most anything else doesn't help but I'd heard that some dealers will replace the insert. Anyone else with this problem?
#1552 of 1712 Re: Air Conditioning Problems [flagg1]
Sep 12, 2005 (11:06 pm)
I am contemplating purchasing a 1998 Durango with 209,000kms on it - any views on this vehicle with high miles and gets low gas mileage?
I noticed the a/c was not cold enough - dealership said it just needed recharging but after reading about the sensor switch for the a/c needing to be replaced every year and ball joint issues I am not sure about making this purchase.
#1553 of 1712 Durango 5.7, 04, overheating
Sep 13, 2005 (6:00 am)
I have a 2004 durango with a 5.7 hemi engine with only 20,000 miles, the temp rise all the way from 1/3 to 3/4 in less than 2 minutes in tranfic stops, win outside temp is around 105F, followed by air condition problems, and high noise from engine fun along with high fuel consumption....it takes about 5 to 10 minutes driving before the temp and engine noise comes back to normal
how can I fix it....the dealership said this is normal
Sep 16, 2005 (6:01 pm)
I have a 2001 Durango with an Infinity sound system. At least one of the speakers has developed a "chick chick chick" sound that manifests itself about 95% of the time. Also, at times one speaker (not always the same one) gets quieter than the rest. I was told that I need a new amp (apparently this is located under the back seat?). Does anyone know if getting a new amp will solve the problem and if that's the answer, where I can buy one?
Thanks very much!
#1555 of 1712 Re: Air Conditioning Problems [tropical1]
Sep 17, 2005 (3:39 pm)
I reccomend against it. I own a 98 Durango that has less than 40,000 miles on it. It has always been serviced at the dealer. We have had to take it in at least 6 times for various electric window problems. After looking into it I discovered that the 98 has a high frequency of electrical problems. It's a sturdy car and I will probably buy another Durango, but suggest you avoid the 98!
#1556 of 1712 Re: Surging engine on startup [huntinghawk]
Sep 20, 2005 (11:36 am)
Hello,I had the exact same problem with my 2000 Durango reving to 2000 rpm from a cold start.I went to AutoZone and bought a throttle position sensor ($26) and replaced mine.Its 2 bolts and a plug on the left side of the throttle body.10 minutes and your done.It starts great and no more of those annoying surges while the AC is on either.